| Nov. 20, 2015, 12:18 p.m.
President Barack Obama has acknowledged enjoying cigarettes at the White House, but says he stopped lighting up there in 2010.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 12:17 p.m.
The government on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift an injunction that has blocked President Barack Obama's executive actions affecting millions of undocumented immigrants.
| Nov. 17, 2015, 2:24 p.m.
Days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, first responders from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on American soil headed to the Capitol to push Congress to renew their health care programs.
| Nov. 17, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
Marsha Blackburn is quick to point out that a new investigative panel she chairs is not called the “Planned Parenthood Committee.”
| Nov. 13, 2015, 2:50 p.m.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case challenging strict measures in Texas’ anti-abortion law.
| Nov. 12, 2015, 3:20 p.m.
The search is on for 51 Senate votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, raising questions about whether the House’s attempt to use the budget reconciliation process to do so will succeed.
| Nov. 9, 2015, 9:33 p.m.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled against the Obama administration late Monday in the main challenge to sweeping immigration executive actions announced a year ago.
| Nov. 9, 2015, 1:52 p.m.
The Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a challenge concerning digital privacy and cell phone location records as several proposed bills on the issue remain stalled in Congress.
| Nov. 5, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
At her weekly news conference Thursday afternoon, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi praised the six Democrats she appointed to serve on the new subcommittee to investigate Planned Parenthood.
| Nov. 4, 2015, 5:10 p.m.
Updated 5:43 p.m. | Kevin Brady was chosen to replace Paul D. Ryan as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
| Nov. 4, 2015, 3:41 p.m.
Shifting demographics and Republican turnout fueled another victorious election night for Republican candidates, the White House contends, not the president or his health care law.
| Nov. 1, 2015, 11 a.m.
Officials have reopened the Cannon House Office Building after an asbestos scare shuttered its doors from late Friday through most of Saturday.
| Oct. 29, 2015, 5:46 p.m.
Hours after Paul D. Ryan was sworn in as speaker, Rep. Kevin Brady made his pitch to succeed the Wisconsin Republican on the Ways and Means Committee.
| Oct. 23, 2015, 12:23 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday that Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., will chair the investigative panel created following a string of hidden camera videos showing Planned Parenthood employees talking about the sale of fetal tissue.
| Oct. 22, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
Updated 4:54 p.m. | GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz signaled the Senate parliamentarian should be ousted or ignored if a full repeal of Obamacare is deemed to violate budget rules.
| Oct. 13, 2015, 5:44 p.m.
Two Texas lawmakers are leading a call for a bust of a Planned Parenthood founder to be removed from the National Portrait Gallery.
| Oct. 7, 2015, 6:52 p.m.
House Republicans insist their new committee to investigate Planned Parenthood won’t be political.
| Oct. 7, 2015, 2:16 p.m.
The Supreme Court may be the highest court in the land, but that doesn’t mean it should operate by a different set of rules. Yet, as the court begins its fall term this week, many Americans would be surprised to learn that the nine justices on the Supreme Court are the only federal judges in the nation not bound by a code of ethical conduct. That means, for example, there are no rules requiring justices to recuse themselves because of a conflict of interest, despite the fact they may be hearing important cases that have impact on the law far beyond their tenure on the court. While we shouldn’t presume that judges would be incapable of making the right call when it comes to a conflict of interest, we should not be naive to the possibility. That is why we should finally place Supreme Court justices under a code of ethical conduct, as is required of all other federal judges.
| Oct. 7, 2015, 12:51 p.m.
A leak to Roll Call about Sen. Larry E. Craig's 2007 guilty plea in a Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting should allow him to spend $197,533 in campaign funds on the legal fees to try to undo the plea, the former Idaho senator’s attorney argued in court Wednesday.
| Oct. 6, 2015, 6:34 p.m.
A trio of the Senate’s Republican presidential candidates put their names on a letter also signed by a majority of the conference asking for a new inquiry into fetal tissue research.